Welcome

Our church celebrates freedom of belief and
welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds
and faiths. Unitarian Universalism does not advocate
a particular creed. We come together because of our
shared commitment to values and to ways of living,
not to religious dogma. See “What Is UU?” for more
about the long history and tradition of Unitarian
Universalism. The Strafford Universalist Society is
the second oldest in Vermont and fourth oldest in
the nation. Though the society was dormant for
several years in the 1980s and 1990s, we are now
growing again, meeting in the “new” church built in
1833 in South Strafford. We hope you will join us.

Coming Up In July

Sunday, July 1, 10 a.m.
Growing Interdependence

led by Rev. Telos Whitfield
In this season of growth and abundance, we hear stories of those who are struggling and seeking refuge. Many faith communities, individuals and organizations are using their voices and strength to advocate for fair treatment for all asylum seekers, and we will explore what we might do. And we honor the unique gifts that each of us can offer in our annual Flower Ceremony. Bring a flower or just bring yourself on this special Sunday!

Saturday, July 7th – Strafford 4th of July Fundraiser on the Green in the Upper Village! 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be selling Pretzels and Whoopee Pies. Stop by and say hi!

Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.
Early Years of the Universalist Society of Strafford 1798-1834
led by John Freitag

The founding of the Universalist Society of Strafford was an important event not only for the people of Strafford but also for Universalism. The Universalist Society of Strafford is the 2nd oldest Universalist Church in Vermont and 4th oldest in the nation. In Strafford, the church played a role in helping to heal bitter divisions created during the Revolutionary War. In 1802, early Universalist Churches gathered in a General Convention at the Strafford Town House to work out their Articles of Faith. The talk on the early history will be followed by a viewing of the church and later for those interested, the 1799 Strafford Town House.

 

News

Click the following link for the latest newsletter:
July 2018 Newsletter Universalist Society of Strafford (1)

Ongoing

Supporting the U.U.S.C. – It is never too late to make
your Guest At Your Table donation. Contributions
for the work of the Unitarian Universalist Service
Committee can be made on-line anytime:
https://donate.uusc.org/checkout/donation?eid=75595

A 2017 UUSC story of hope highlighted the work of
Ursula Rakova, helping her fellow islanders on the
Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea maintain
dignity and keep their culture alive, in the face of
re-location due to climate change. Throughout its
history, UUSC has advanced human rights and social
justice around the world, partnering with those who
confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to
challenge oppressive policies. Let us continue to be
inspired by this work and support efforts that create
lasting and powerful change.